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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Turkeys in town

April 07, 2008 at 02:05 PM

Lynn Feucht of Princeville said she was reading a story in Sunday’s Journal Star about the start of turkey hunting season when she looked out the window of her home in Princeville and the saw the picture above unfolding before her surprised eyes.

“Guess they decided to come to town and maybe be a little safer,” Feucht wrote in an e-mail. “I have enclosed two pictures of their stroll in our cul-de-sac which had our neighborhood out and watching.”

No doubt turkeys in town is a surprise, though the big birds are more common in Peoria than many people probably know. Still a photo like this has to make you smile. Now if I can only see a few birds this close next week when the North Zone season opens on Monday I’ll really be smiling.

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